PAUSE(3) BSD Library Functions Manual PAUSE(3)NAMEpause — stop until signal
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
Pause is made obsolete by sigsuspend(2).
The pause() function forces a process to pause until a signal is received
from either the kill(2) function or an interval timer. (See
setitimer(2).) Upon termination of a signal handler started during a
pause(), the pause() call will return.
Always returns -1.
The pause() function always returns:
[EINTR] The call was interrupted.
SEE ALSOkill(2), select(2), sigsuspend(2)HISTORY
A pause() syscall appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.
BSD June 4, 1993 BSD